House Democrats on Tuesday, July 19, blocked a resolution that would have condemned the recent attacks on pro-life facilities, groups and churches. The resolution also would have recognized the important role pro-life facilities, groups and churches play in supporting pregnant women and would have called on the Biden administration to protect the rights of those entities.
Speaking on the House floor, Rep. Mike Johnson (R.-Louisiana.) criticized House Democrats for refusing to denounce the threats and violence since the Supreme Court draft opinion was leaked in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which ultimately overturned the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that legalized abortion nationwide.
“This has gotten out of hand,” Johnson said. “Radical leftists were emboldened by the inaction of this body in the aftermath of the leaked opinion, and now they’ve targeted their violence against the very groups that care for women and their unborn children in their most vulnerable moments. It’s unconscionable.”
Johnson added: “When will this body stand up against the mob? When will we restore law and order?”
Since the draft opinion was leaked, a number of pro-life pregnancy centers and churches have been vandalized by militant abortion activist groups such as Jane’s Revenge.
Among the more than two dozen specific examples listed in the resolution were these:
- Activists vandalized a crisis pregnancy center in Denton, Texas, with the radical pro-abortion messages “not a clinic” and “forced birth is murder.”
- In Fort Collins, Colorado, activists painted “my body my choice” on the doors of a Catholic parish.
- Vandals spray-painted pro-abortion messages such as “Abortion is a right,” “Fake clinic” and “Liars” on the side of a pro-life pregnancy center in Manassas, Virginia.
- A pro-life nonprofit center in Madison, Wisconsin, was set ablaze and vandalized with the words, “If abortions aren’t safe, then you aren’t either.”
- Jane’s Revenge claimed credit for an attack in which its members broke windows and scrawled messages including “God loves abortion” and “fake clinic” at Agape Pregnancy Resource Center in Des Moines, Iowa.
In a tweet after the resolution was voted down, Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America said: “By remaining silent on these attacks, Democrats are pouring fuel on the fire & encouraging more threats & violence.”
Above: Abortion activists targeted this pro-life pregnancy center in Portland, Oregon, June 27, breaking windows and spraying graffiti.
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